In his appearance on "NFL Total Access," Rapoport believed that a deal would get done.
Boldin was a steal for Niners general manager Trent Baalke, who gave up a sixth-round draft pick to acquire the veteran playmaker from the Baltimore Ravens last March. Boldin immediately emerged as a favorite target of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, piling up 13 catches for 208 yards and a touchdown in a season-opening win over the Green Bay Packers.
He finished the season with 85 receptions for 1,179 yards and seven scores. Boldin was an impact player throughout the postseason as well, leading the Niners in receiving over three playoff contests.
Barring an unforeseen bidder, expect Boldin to be lining up opposite Michael Crabtree come September.